The United Kingdom in History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 2,246

  • 1882-02-15 SS Dunedin leaves New Zealand for Britain with the first cargo of frozen meat.
  • 1882-03-04 Britain's first electric trams run in East London.
  • 1882-07-11 British fleet bombards Alexandria
  • 1882-08-16 British under General Wolseley land in Alexandria
  • 1882-09-13 Battle at Count el-Kebir: British troops invade Egypt
  • 1882-09-14 British General Wolseley reaches Cairo
  • 1882-09-15 British General Wolseley occupies Cairo
  • 1882-11-15 British HMS Flirt destroys village of Asaba, Niger
  • 1882-11-16 British gunboat HMS Flirt fires at & destroys Abari village in Niger
  • 1883-08-01 A papyrus offered to British Museum for £10,000 (forgery)
  • 1883-08-01 Inland postal service begins in Great Britain
  • 1884-01-18 Dr. William Price attempts to cremate the body of his infant son, Iesu Grist (Welsh for Jesus Christ) Price, setting a legal precedent for cremation in the United Kingdom
  • 1884-02-26 British & Portuguese treaty signed in Congo by Leopold II
  • 1884-09-04 Britain ends its policy of penal transportation to New South Wales in Australia.
  • 1884-09-26 Suriname army shoots on British-Indian contract workers, 7 killed
  • 1884-11-06 British protectorate proclaimed over southeast New Guinea

  • 1884-12-16 Great Britain recognizes King Leopold II's Congo Free State
  • 1885-01-17 Battle of Abu Klea (Battle of Abu Tulayh), Sudan: British Desert Column defeat Mahdist forces: 76 British and 1,100 Mahdists killed
  • 1885-01-19 Battle of Abu Kru (Battle of Gubat), Sudan: British Desert Column defeat Mahdist forces: 121 British and untold Mahdists killed
  • 1885-02-26 Berlin Conference gives Congo to Belgium and Nigeria to Great Britain
  • 1885-03-30 The Battle for Kushka triggers the Pandjeh Incident which nearly gives rise to war between the British Empire and Russian Empire
  • 1885-03-31 Great Britain declares Bechuanaland a protectorate
  • 1885-06-24 British government of Salisbury forms
  • 1885-09-30 Bechuanaland becomes a British protectorate
  • 1886-01-27 First British government of Salisbury resigns
  • 1886-02-12 2nd British Conservative government of Marquess of Salisbury forms in alliance with Liberal Unionist Party

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-04-08 William Ewart Gladstone introduces the first Irish Home Rule Bill into the British House of Commons.

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 1886-06-08 First Home Rule Bill for Ireland defeated by 343 votes to 313 in the British House of Common
  • 1886-07-24 China takes British protectorate of Burma

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-07-28 British government led by Lord Salisbury forms

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 1886-08-01 Great Britain annexes Kermadec-Island near New Zealand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1886-08-13 John A. Macdonald uses a silver hammer to pound a gold spike, officially completing the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway in British Columbia

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • 1886-10-30 Great Britain and Germany agree boundaries in East Africa

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1887-06-21 Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria
  • 1887-10-01 Balochistan conquered by the British Empire.
  • 1887-11-15 British SS Wah Yeung catches fire on Canton River off Hong Kong

  • 1887-12-10 Austria-Hungary, Italy and Great Britain sign Balkan military treaty
  • 1887-12-28 John Layton Jarvis is the 1st British race horse trainer knighted
  • 1888-09-06 Queen Victoria grants William Mackinnon's Imperial British East Africa Company political & commercial rights

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1888-10-29 Lord Salisbury grants Cecil Rhodes charter for British South Africa Company

British Businessman and Imperialist Politician Cecil Rhodes
British Businessman and Imperialist Politician
Cecil Rhodes
British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1890-03-04 Longest bridge in Great Britain, the Forth Bridge (railway) at 1,710 ft in length is opened in Scotland by the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII

King of England Edward VII
King of England
Edward VII
  • 1890-07-01 Great Britain and Germany sign Zanzibar-Helgoland Treaty
  • 1890-08-05 British and French accord to divide African colonization
  • 1890-11-04 Great Britain proclaims Zanzibar as a protectorate
  • 1891-03-17 British Steamer "Utopia" sinks off Gibraltar killing 574
  • 1891-03-18 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
  • 1891-05-15 British Central African Protectorate (now Malawi) forms
  • 1892-01-24 Battle of Mengo, Uganda: French missionaries attack British missionaries
  • 1892-02-29 Britain & US sign treaty on seal hunting in Bering Sea
  • 1892-07-04 James Keir Hardie chosen 1st socialist in British Lower house
  • 1892-07-06 Dadabhai Naoroji elected as first Indian Member of Parliament in Britain
  • 1892-08-15 4th & last British government of William Gladstone forms
  • 1893-01-13 British Independent Labour Party forms (Keir Hardie as its leader)
  • 1893-03-30 Thomas F Bayard becomes 1st US ambassador in Great Britain
  • 1893-06-22 British fleet under Vice Admiral George Tryon leaves Beirut
  • 1894-02-16 British troops occupy Ilorin, Gold Coast
  • 1894-03-03 4th & last British government of Gladstone resigns
  • 1894-04-12 British & Belgian secret accord on dividing Central Africa
  • 1894-06-18 Premier Roseberry declares Uganda a British protectorate

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1894-06-25 Boer leader Paul Kruger meets the British High Commissioner, Sir Henry Loch, on Pretoria station in South Africa and accompanies him to his hotel to discuss the grievances of the Uitlanders (Foreigners)

3rd President of the South African Republic Paul Kruger
3rd President of the South African Republic
Paul Kruger
  • 1894-08-02 Death duties 1st introduced in Britain
  • 1894-08-14 Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge demonstrates wireless telegraphy (radio) using Morse code at a meeting of the British Association for the Advancement of Science at Oxford University
  • 1895-01-12 The National Trust is founded in Britain.
  • 1895-03-30 British inventor Birt Acres films Oxford and Cambridge boat race
  • 1895-05-27 British inventor Birt Acres patents film camera/projector
  • 1895-06-21 British Roseberry government falls
  • 1896-01-18 British troops occupy Kumasi, West Africa
  • 1896-08-27 Britain defeats Zanzibar in a 38-minute war (9:02 AM-9:40 AM). Shortest recorded war in history.
  • 1896-09-22 Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the (then) longest reigning monarch in British history
  • 1897-01-26 Battle at Bida Gold Coast: British troops beat Nupe's army
  • 1897-01-27 British troops occupy Bida Gold Coast (Ghana)

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1897-05-14 Great Britain signs treaty with Emperor Menelik II of Abyssinia

Emperor of Ethiopia Menelik II
Emperor of Ethiopia
Menelik II
  • 1897-08-10 Automobile Club of Great Britain established (now: Royal Automobile Club)
  • 1897-09-25 1st British bus service opens
  • 1898-06-09 China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years

BattleBattle of Interest

1898-09-02 Battle of Omdurman: Lord Kitchener retakes Sudan for Britain

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1899-03-21 British & French accord over West Africa
  • 1899-04-24 Transvaal British Uitlanders ask Queen Victoria for aid
  • 1899-09-08 British government sends an additional 10,000 troops to Natal, South Africa
  • 1899-09-17 1st British troops leave Bombay for South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 1st British troops reaches Durban, South Africa
  • 1899-10-09 South Africa President Kruger routes British authorities ultimatum
  • 1899-10-11 South African Boers declare war on Great Britain
  • 1899-10-12 South Africa Boer Republic declares war on Britain
  • 1899-10-20 Battle at Talana Hill, Natal: British army vs Boers
  • 1899-10-21 Battle at Elandslaagte Natal: (Boers vs British army)
  • 1899-10-22 British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
  • 1899-10-24 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1899-10-30 British Morning Post reporter Winston Churchill reaches Capetown

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1899-11-12 British troops reach Durban Natal
  • 1899-11-22 -23] Battle at Willow Grange, Natal (British vs Boer army)
  • 1899-11-28 Battle of Mud River (Boer general Cronjé beats British gen Methuen)
  • 1899-12-10 -15] British "Black Week" due to defeats in South Africa
  • 1899-12-10 Battle at Storm Berge South Africa - Boers vs British army
  • 1899-12-15 Battle at Colenso, South Africa (Boers-British army)
  • 1899-12-18 Field Marshal Lord Roberts appointed British supreme commander in South Africa
  • 1899-12-23 British Field Marshal Lord Roberts departs Southampton for South Africa for the 2nd Boer War
  • 1899-12-29 British fleet seizes German Imperial Mail Steamer Bundesrath accused of carrying contraband
  • 1900-01-01 British protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria are established
  • 1900-01-05 Irish leader John Edward Redmond calls for a revolt against British rule

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 2,422

  • 1910-07-03 Bernard Burrows, British diplomat (d. 2002)
  • 1910-07-20 Cicely Veronica Wedgwood, British historian (William the Silent)
  • 1910-07-28 Clive Caldwell, Australian fighter pilot who shot down 28.5 aircraft during WWII, born in Lewisham, Australia (d. 1994)
  • 1910-08-06 Charles Crichton, British director (Battle of Sexes)
  • 1910-09-15 George D Kilpatrick, Canadian/British bible scholar
  • 1910-10-06 Barbara Castle, British politician (d. 2002)
  • 1910-10-22 Tamara Desni [Brodsky], German-born British actress (The Green Finger, Hell's Cargo), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2008)
  • 1910-11-03 Richard Hurndall, British actor (Doctor Who, The Inheritors, It's Murder But Is It Art), born in Darlington, Durham, England (d. 1984)
  • 1910-11-11 Israel Eldad, Israeli Revisionist Zionist philosopher and member of the pre-state underground group Lehi, born in Pidvolochysk, Galicia (d. 1996)
  • 1910-12-13 Charles Alfred Coulson, British chemist (theoretical), born in Dudley, England (d. 1974)
  • 1910-12-29 Ronald Coase, British economist (Nobel Prize in Economics 1991), born in Willesden, London (d. 2013)
  • 1911-01-09 Stafford WIlliam Somerfield, British newspaper editor, born in Barnstaple, Somerfield (d. 1995)
  • 1911-01-29 George Burns, British major-general
  • 1911-01-31 Eddie Byrne, British actor (Star Wars, Island of Terror), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1981)
  • 1911-03-23 Dick Chapman, American golfer (1940 US amateur, 1951 British amateur), born in Greenwich, Connecticut (d. 1978)
  • 1911-03-28 J. L. Austin, British philosopher of language, born in Lancaster (d. 1960)
  • 1911-05-18 Michael Berry, Baron Hartwell, British newspaper proprietor and journalist (d. 2001)
  • 1911-05-28 Dame Thora Hird, British actress, comedian, presenter and writer (Last of the Summer Wine, The Love Match), born in Morecambe, Lancashire (d. 2003)
  • 1911-05-29 James Marjoribanks, British ambassador to the European Economic Community, born in Colinton, Scotland (d. 2002)
  • 1911-06-09 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • 1911-06-15 Wilbert Awdry, British Anglican cleric and children's writer, creator of Thomas the Tank Engine, born in Ampfield, England (d. 1997)
  • 1911-06-20 John Brightman, Baron Brightman, British judge of appeals, born in Sandridge, Hertfordshire (d. 2006)
  • 1911-07-09 Mervyn Peake, British writer and illustrator (Gormenghast books), born in Lushan District, Jiangxi, China (d. 1968)
  • 1911-07-27 Rayner Heppenstall, English novelist (The Blaze of Noon), born in Lockwood, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (d. 1981)
  • 1911-08-01 Ronald MacDonald, British major-general (WWII), born in Quetta, India (d. 2005)
  • 1911-08-27 Kathleen "Kay" Walsh, British actress (The Horse's Mouth, Oliver Twist), born in Chelsea, London, England (d. 2005)
  • 1911-09-06 Bentley Bridgewater, British Museum secretary, born in Vancouver (d. 1996)
  • 1911-10-02 Stuart Rose, British designer (British Post Office), born in London (d. 1993)
  • 1911-11-29 Klaus E J Fuchs, Rüsselsheim Germany, German/British atomic physicist/spy
  • 1911-12-14 Ota Adler, Czech-British fur trader and founder (Federal Trust), born in Kraslice, Czechoslovakia (d. 1995)

Person of interestKim Philby

1912-01-01 Kim Philby, British spy and Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 1988)

  • 1912-02-14 Juan Pujol Garcia [Garbo/Arabel], Spanish British/German double agent
  • 1912-02-15 George Mikes, Hungarian British writer (How to Be an Alien)
  • 1912-02-16 Arthur Crook, British editor (Times Literary Supplement)
  • 1912-02-27 Lawrence Durrell, Indian-British writer (Private Country, Alexandria Quartet), born in Jalandhar, Punjab, British India (d. 1990)

Person of interestJames Callaghan

1912-03-27 James Callaghan, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1976-79), born in Portsmouth, England (d. 2005)

British Prime Minister James Callaghan
British Prime Minister
James Callaghan
  • 1912-04-12 Harold Maguire, British air marshal, born in Kilkishen, Ireland (d. 2001)
  • 1912-04-28 Odette Hallowes, British classified agent in France (WWII), born in Amiens, France (d. 1995)
  • 1912-05-06 Hugh Martell, British Vice Admiral, born in Penzance, Cornwall, England (d. 1998)
  • 1912-05-24 Dame Joan Hood Hammond, Australian operatic soprano, born in Christchurch, New Zealand (d. 1996)
  • 1912-06-16 John Peel, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • 1912-07-19 Norman Carr, British conservationist working in Central and Southern Africa, born in Chinde, Portuguese East Africa (d. 1997)
  • 1912-07-27 Vernon Elliott, British bassoonist and composer, born in London (d. 1996)
  • 1912-08-21 Bruce Trent [William Butters], British singer and actor (The Passing Show, Band Waggon), born in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands (d. 1995)
  • 1912-08-27 Peter Gretton, British vice admiral, born in Franham, Surrey (d. 1992)
  • 1912-10-02 Eric Charles Twelves Wilson, English British Army officer (awarded Victoria Cross), born in Sandown, Isle of Wight, England (d. 2008)
  • 1912-12-31 John Frost, British airborne officer, born in Pune, India (d. 1993)
  • 1913-01-02 Ernest Sidey, British air marshal
  • 1913-02-03 Richard Seaman, British racing driver (d. 1939)
  • 1913-02-10 Douglas Slocombe, British cinematographer (Kind Hearts and Coronets, Raiders of the Lost Ark), born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1913-02-27 Frank Allaun, British MP (L)
  • 1913-03-15 Jack Fairman, British racing driver (d. 2002)
  • 1913-03-29 Jack Jones, British trade unionist (CH), born in Garston, Liverpool (d. 2009)
  • 1913-05-06 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist (d. 1992)
  • 1913-05-06 Ronald Harris, British 1st Church Estates Commissioner, born in Cornwall Gardens, Kensington, London (d. 1995)
  • 1913-05-09 John Hayes, British Naval Officer and Naval Secretary, born in Southcote, Bermuda (d. 1998)
  • 1913-05-25 Richard Dimbleby, British journalist and broadcaster, born in Richmond, Surrey, England (d. 1965)
  • 1913-05-31 Peter Gibson, British Rear-Admiral
  • 1913-06-01 Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1913-06-08 Graham Watson, British-born literary agent (Curtis Brown)
  • 1913-06-25 Cyril Fletcher, British comedian, born in Watford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 2005)
  • 1913-07-03 Hugh Stirling Mackenzie, British Royal Navy officer, born in Inverness, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • 1913-07-23 Michael Foot, British politician (L) and writer, Leader of the Opposition (1980-83), born in Plymouth, Devon (d. 2010)
  • 1913-08-13 Albert Oram, Baron Oram, British Labour politician, born in Winchester, England (d. 1999)
  • 1913-08-23 Stanley Kitchen, British chartered accountant
  • 1913-08-27 Stewart Crawford, British diplomat
  • 1913-09-25 David Hunt, British diplomat winner of the BBC's Mastermind television quiz (1977), born in Durham, England (d. 1998)
  • 1913-11-21 Roy Boulting, British film director and producer (Desert Victory), born in Bray, Berkshire, Eng (d. 2001)
  • 1914-01-19 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (d. 1990)
  • 1914-02-05 Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, British biophysicist (Nobel 1963), born in Banbury (d. 1998)
  • 1914-02-16 J Tobin, British anaesthetist
  • 1914-02-20 Marion Kettlewell, British director (WRNS)
  • 1914-02-24 Ralph Erskine, British architect (Byker Wall) (d. 2005)
  • 1914-03-14 Bill Owen [William Owen Rowbotham], British actor (Last of the Summer Wine, Not So Dusty), born in Acton, Middlesex, England (d. 1999)
  • 1914-03-29 Chapman Pincher, British journalist and author (about secret service), born in Ambala, Punjab, India (d. 2014)

Person of interestAlec Guinness

1914-04-02 Alec Guinness, British actor (The Ladykillers, The Bridge on the River Kwai), born in London, England (d. 2000)

  • 1914-04-04 John Beith, British diplomat, ambassador to Israel and Belgium (d. 2000)
  • 1914-04-26 Charlie Chester, English comedian (Never Say Die), born in Eastbourne, Sussex (d. 1997)
  • 1914-05-07 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (d. 1996)
  • 1914-05-10 Lord Smith, British surgeon
  • 1914-05-18 Anthony Fell, British MP
  • 1914-05-27 Frederick Erroll, 1st Baron Erroll of Hale, British Conservative politician, born in London (d. 2000)
  • 1914-05-27 Ross Stainton, CEO (British Airways), born in Whitstable, England (d. 2011)
  • 1914-06-05 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, born in London (d. 2016)
  • 1914-06-24 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • 1914-07-24 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), born in Cobble Hill, British Columbia (d.2015)
  • 1914-08-06 Arthur Charles Dobson, British racing driver (d. 1980)
  • 1914-09-18 Jack Cardiff, British cinematographer (Black Narcissus), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 2009)
  • 1914-10-28 Richard Laurence Millington Synge, British biochemist (Nobel 1952), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1994)
  • 1914-12-13 Alan Bullock, British historian and author (Hitler: A Study in Tyranny), born in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England (d. 2004)
  • 1914-12-27 Ivan Sutton, British concert promoter (City Music Society), born in Purley, London (d. 1996)
  • 1914-12-28 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), born in Hove, East Sussex, England (d. 1984)
  • 1915-01-11 Robert Blair Mayne, British soldier, co-founder Special Air Service (d. 1955)
  • 1915-02-01 Stanley Matthews CBE, English soccer forward (54 caps; Stoke City, Blackpool; 1st British player to be knighted), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England (d. 2000)
  • 1915-02-16 Michael Relph, British film producer and director (d. 2004)
  • 1915-02-19 John Freeman, British politician (Labour)/ambassador/TV host
  • 1915-05-06 John Arnold, British high court judge (d. 2004)
  • 1915-05-09 Richard Janvrin, British vice admiral
  • 1915-05-10 Denis Thatcher, husband of British PM Margaret (1979-90), born in London, England (d. 2003)
  • 1915-05-10 John Egerton, 6th Duke of Sutherland, British peer

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,259

  • 1984-05-15 Lionel Charles Robbins, British economist, dies at 85
  • 1984-05-20 Peter Bull, British actor and author (The African Queen, Tom Jones, Dr Strangelove), dies of a heart attack at 72
  • 1984-05-28 Eric Morecambe [John Bartholomew], British comedian (Morecambe & Wise, Picadilly Palace), dies of a heart attack at 58
  • 1984-07-27 James Mason, British actor (Lolita, North by Northwest, Bloodline, Boys From Brazil), dies of a heart attack at 75
  • 1984-08-27 Bernard Youens [Popley], British actor (Coronation Street, Somewhere in Politics), dies from a heart attack at 69
  • 1984-10-12 Sir Anthony Berry, British politician (bombing victim) (b. 1925)
  • 1985-01-09 Robert Mayer, German-born businessman and philanthropist, dies at 105
  • 1985-01-22 Sir Arthur Bryant, British historian (b. 1899)

Person of interestWilliam Lyons

1985-02-08 William Lyons, British automobile manufacturer, dies at 84

Mr Jaguar William Lyons
Mr Jaguar
William Lyons
  • 1985-03-23 Richard Beeching, chairman of British Railways (b. 1913)
  • 1985-04-11 Bunny Ahearne, British ice hockey promoter, dies at 84
  • 1985-04-14 Noele Gordon, British actress (Crossroads) dies at 65
  • 1985-04-25 Richard Haydn, British actor (The Sound of Music, Alice in Wonderland), dies from a heart attack at 80
  • 1985-05-05 Sir Donald Bailey, British civil engineer (b. 1901)
  • 1985-05-09 Reginald Dixon, British theatre organist, dies at 80
  • 1985-07-02 David Purley, British Formula 1 driver (b. 1945)
  • 1986-01-04 Christopher Isherwood, English novelist (Lions & Shadows), dies at 81

Person of interestWallis Simpson

1986-04-24 Wallis Simpson [Duchess of Windsor], American divorcee whom British King Edward VIII abdicated his throne to marry, dies at 89

Duchess of Windsor Wallis Simpson
Duchess of Windsor
Wallis Simpson
  • 1986-07-18 Stanley Rous, British soccer official, 6th President of FIFA (1961-74) dies at 91
  • 1986-07-29 Gordon Mills, British songwriter (Tom Jones - "It's not Unusual"), dies of cancer at 51
  • 1986-10-28 John Braine, English novelist (Life at the Top), dies at 64

Person of interestCary Grant

1986-11-29 Cary Grant [Archibald Alexander Leach], British-born American actor (Arsenic & Old Lace, North by Northwest), dies from a cerebral hemorrhage at 82

Actor Cary Grant
Cary Grant

Person of interestHarold Macmillan

1986-12-29 Harold Macmillan, British Conservative politician and Prime Minister (1957-63), dies at 92

British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan
British Prime Minister
Harold Macmillan
  • 1987-04-03 Hans Gál, Austrian-British composer (Die heilige Ente (The Sacred Duck)), dies at 97
  • 1987-04-26 John Ernest Silkin, British politician, dies at 64
  • 1987-05-08 Doris Stokes, British psychic medium (b. 1920)
  • 1987-05-12 Victor Feldman, British jazz pianist and drummer, dies at 53 of a heart attack
  • 1987-07-01 Snakefinger, British-born musician (b. 1949)
  • 1987-09-17 Harry Locke, British actor (Passport to Pimlico, Town on Trial), dies at 73
  • 1987-10-19 Jacqueline du Pre, British cellist, dies at 42
  • 1987-12-27 Geoffrey D Lloyd, Chairman of the guild of British Newspaper editors (b. 1933)
  • 1988-04-14 John Stonehouse, British politician (b. 1925)
  • 1988-04-27 David Scarboro, British actor, dies at 20

Person of interestKim Philby

1988-05-11 Kim Philby, British spy & Soviet mole who was a member of the "Cambridge Five", dies at 76

Person of interestFrederick Ashton

1988-08-18 Frederick Ashton, British choreographer (Cinderella), dies at 83

Choreographer Frederick Ashton
Frederick Ashton
  • 1988-10-02 Alec Issigonis, Greek-British car designer, developer of the Mini, dies at 81
  • 1988-11-22 Erich Fried, Austrian-British writer, dies at 67
  • 1988-12-21 Nikolaas Tinbergen, Dutch-British biologist and zoologist (Nobel 1973), dies at 81
  • 1988-12-29 Mike Beuttler, British racing driver, dies at 48
  • 1989-01-18 Bruce Chatwin, British writer, dies at 49
  • 1989-01-27 Thomas Sopwith, British aviation pioneer (b. 1888)
  • 1989-04-12 Gerald Flood, British actor (Doctor Who, Patton), dies of a heart attack at 61
  • 1989-07-14 Frank Bell, British educator and founder of The Bell Educational Trust Limited, dies at 72
  • 1989-08-20 George Adamson [Baba ya Simba - "Father of Lions"], British conservationist (Born Free), murdered in Kenya at 82
  • 1989-12-05 John M Pritchard, British conductor, dies at 68
  • 1990-01-26 Bob Gerard, British racing driver (b. 1914)
  • 1990-03-12 Wallace Breem, British author (Eagle in the Snow), dies at 73
  • 1990-06-16 Eva Turner, British operatic soprano, dies at 98
  • 1990-07-30 Ian Gow, British Conservative parliament leader, murdered
  • 1990-08-02 Edwin Richfield, British actor (Interpol Calling, The Avengers), dies at 68

Person of interestA. J. P. Taylor

1990-09-07 A.J.P Taylor [Alan John Percival], English historian (The Struggle for Mastery in Europe 1848–1918, Origins of the Second World War), dies at 84

Historian A. J. P. Taylor
A. J. P. Taylor
  • 1990-11-14 Malcolm Muggeridge, WW II spy for Britain, dies at 87

Person of interestRoald Dahl

1990-11-23 Roald Dahl, British author (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG), dies at 74

Author Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
  • 1991-02-21 Margot Fonteyn, English ballerina considered the 1st lady of British Ballet (Giselle), dies at 71
  • 1991-03-27 Ralph Bates, British actor (Persecution, Graveyard), dies at 50
  • 1991-04-19 Stanley Hawes, British-born Australian film producer, director and administrator (b. 1905)
  • 1991-05-08 Ronnie Brody, British actor (Superman 3, What's Up Nurse, Ritz), dies at 72
  • 1991-05-16 Prudence Nesbitt, British actress/TV producer, dies
  • 1991-05-23 Peter Trevenen Thwaites, British Brigadier General and playwright (Love or money), dies at 74
  • 1991-05-31 Angus Wilson [Johnstone-W], British writer (Wrong Set), dies
  • 1991-06-14 Joy Finzi [Joyce A Black], British painter, dies at 84
  • 1991-06-14 Peggy Ashcroft, British actress (A passage to India), dies at 83
  • 1991-08-12 Irene Campbell, British actress/dancer (Wicker Man, St Justice), dies
  • 1991-08-20 Betty Bowden, British dancer/actress (Vote for Nigel), dies at 86
  • 1991-08-29 Dallas Adams, British painter, writer and actor (Terror from Within), dies
  • 1991-08-31 Gerry Davis, British screenwriter (Dr Who), dies at 61
  • 1991-09-01 Mark Robinson, British actor (The Girl), dies at 30
  • 1991-09-01 Steve Kemp, British light enterpeneur, dies
  • 1991-10-22 Peter Willes, British actor/producer (Way We Live), dies
  • 1991-11-14 Tony Richardson, British director (Tom Jones), dies of AIDs at 63

Person of interestFreddie Mercury

1991-11-24 Freddie Mercury [Farrokh Bulsara], British singer-songwriter (Queen - "Bohemian Rhapsody"), dies of AIDS at 45

Singer-Songwriter Freddie Mercury
Freddie Mercury
  • 1991-12-04 Alex Graham, Scottish cartoonist who created the comic strip "Fred Basset", dies at 78
  • 1991-12-14 Robert Eddison, British actor (Uncle Silas), dies at 83
  • 1991-12-15 Ray Smith, British actor (And Then You Die), dies at 55
  • 1992-01-10 Barbara Couper, British actress (Last Days of Dolwyn), dies at 89
  • 1992-02-02 Jack [John T] Aitken, British anatomist, dies at 78
  • 1992-02-16 Angela Carter, English novelist (Magic Toyshop) and journalist, dies of cancer at 51
  • 1992-02-21 Franc Holden, British astronomer (Binary Stars), dies
  • 1992-02-29 Johnny Mack, British actor (Time Lord-Dr Who), dies at 70
  • 1992-03-17 Charles Rea, British actor (Ipcress File), dies at 69
  • 1992-03-23 Friedrich A von Hayek, British economist (Road to Serfdom), dies at 92
  • 1992-04-01 Nigel Preston, British drummer (The Cult), dies of a drug overdose at 28
  • 1992-04-28 Francis Bacon, Irish-British abstract painter (Study for a Pope), dies at 82
  • 1992-05-09 Mike Tyrell, British air acrobat, dies in an accident at 45
  • 1992-05-21 Elizabeth David, British cookbook writer, dies
  • 1992-07-05 Georgia Brown, British singer/actress (Love at Stake), dies at 59
  • 1992-07-10 Albert Pierrepoint, last and longest serving British executioner (est. 433-608 executed), dies at 87
  • 1992-08-12 Patricia Harmsworth, Lady Rothermere [Bubbles], English socialite and actress, dies at 59
  • 1992-09-28 John Leech, British mathematician, dies at 66
  • 1992-10-29 Kenneth MacMillan, British choreographer (Manon, Judas Tree), dies
  • 1993-01-18 Eleanor Hibbert, British author (b. 1906)
  • 1993-02-09 David Willis, British journalist (BBC World Service), dies at 54
  • 1993-03-27 Kate Reid, British actress (The Andromeda Strain, Heaven Help US), dies of cancer at 62
  • 1993-04-15 Leslie Charteris, British mystery writer (Saint), dies at 85
  • 1993-05-09 Penelope Gilliatt, British author, dies at 61
  • 1993-06-09 Ian Mikardo, British politician, dies
  • 1993-07-12 Dan Eldon, British-Kenyan photojournalist, killed in Somalia while working for Reuters at 22
  • 1993-09-01 Hew Lorimer, British sculptor, dies at 86
  • 1993-09-20 Leonard Parkin, British TV host (ITN), dies at 64
  • 1993-09-24 Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)